Poland-Ukraine Interconnector Gas Pipeline

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Poland-Ukraine Interconnector Gas Pipeline is a proposed gas pipeline in Poland and Ukraine.[1]

Location

The pipeline runs from Hermanowice, Poland to Strachocina, Poland to Ukraine.[1][2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: GAZ-SYSTEM S.A., PJSC UKRTRANSGAZ
  • Proposed capacity: 4.5 billion cubic meters per year
  • Length: 100 km / 62 mi
  • Capacity:
    • Poland-Ukraine Direction: 8 bcm/y[3]
    • Ukraine-Poland Direction: 7 bcm/y[3]
  • Status: Proposed[4]
  • Start Year: 2022
  • Cost: $245 million[3]

Background

An international cooperation agreement between Poland and Ukraine for the engineering and construction works of the project was signed in December 2016.[4]

In 2017 construction began on the Poland Ukraine Interconnector Pipeline. It will transport 5 billion cubic meters per year.[5] In September 2019 it was reported that Ukraine, Poland, and the United States had signed a cooperation agreement aimed at achieving greater energy independence for Ukraine; it was also reported that the Poland Ukraine Interconnector would transport 4.5 bcm and would be completed by 2021.[6] However, as of August 28, 2019, Energy Community is reporting that the project's expected commissioning is in 2022.[4] Documentation published by the European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas (ENTSOG) in November 2020 notes for the project that "The dialogue between the TSOs [Transmission System Operators] of both countries is ongoing in order to establish grounds for taking the positive FID [final investment decision] for implementation of the PL-UA interconnection. Therefore, launching of the construction works is postponed until the FID is taken."[7]

The project's ENTSOG TYNDP 2018 code is "TRA-A-621" for the Polish section and "TRA-A-561" for the Ukrainian section.[4][8] It is a part of the "EAST 26b" group.[9]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Poland expects interconnector pipeline with Ukraine to be put into operation by at most October 2022 UkrinForm, October 19, 2017
  2. European Network of Transmission System Operators for Gas. "TYNDP 2018 MAP" (PDF). Entsog.eu. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Modernization of Ukrainian Gas Transmission System" (PDF). europeangashub.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Energy Community. "Gas_14 / Gas Internconnection Poland - Ukraine". EnergyCommunity.org. Retrieved August 28, 2020.
  5. Situation of the Ukrainian natural gas market and transit system KPMG, October 4, 2017
  6. US, Poland, Ukraine sign deal to enhance Ukrainian energy security, S&P Platts Global, Sep. 2, 2019
  7. TYNDP – Annex A – Projects Details, ENTSOG, accessed Dec. 4, 2020
  8. "TYNDP | ENTSOG". www.entsog.eu. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  9. European Network of Transmission System Operators for gas. "TEN-YEAR NETWORK DEVELOPMENT PLAN PROJECT-SPECIFIC COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS" (PDF). ENTSOG. Retrieved September 22, 2020.

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